'''International Business Machines Corporation''' (commonly referred to as '''IBM''') is an American Multinational corporation|multinational technology
company headquartered in Armonk, New York
, United States
, with operations in over 170 countries. The company originated in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company
(CTR) and was renamed "International Business Machines" in 1924.
IBM manufactures and markets computer Computer hardware|hardware
and computer software|software
, and offers Internet hosting service|hosting
and consultant|consulting services
in areas ranging from mainframe computer
s to nanotechnology
. IBM is also a major research organization, holding the record for most patents
generated by a business (as of 2017) for 24 consecutive years.
Inventions by IBM include the